I have some customers who have become more like friends. They’ve followed my creative journey, showed up at my art shows, and even invited me to paint as their group served at the Mooresville Soup Kitchen.
Yesterday, they declared their undying love for each other and made life-changing promises as they exchanged rings before God, family & friends. I couldn’t be happier! From what I saw in their togetherness as a dating couple, I am convinced that God has brought these two together!
Funny thing, both of them contacted me privately asking if they could commission a painting for the other…as their wedding gifts to each other. At first I felt awkward, like I should say something…but quickly my initial feelings took a back seat to the overwhelming sense that this was just a fun, quirky way to confirm that these two were DEFINITELY meant for each other!
I took some time to listen. I listened to them. I listened to God. I listened to scripture and the Creative Spirit of God inside of me, and I came up two painting ideas that I though expressed their heart for each other, and God’s heart for them…and in a creative way, my heart for their marriage.
As a part of the celebration, I thought I’d share the paintings with you! Enjoy!
(just click on the image for a larger view, so that you can read the text/sentiments involved):
HAPPY MARRIAGE DAY, Justin & Rachael Barnes!
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